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“Mayor Pete”

“Mayor Pete”

Yes, he is young but so was JFK... Yes, he is openly gay and is married to another man - so what...?

Anchors Aweigh Part 1

Anchors Aweigh  Part 1

War... what is it good for...? It was 1967; the war in Vietnam was getting hotter and I was just a "wet-behind-the-ears" 18 year old kid getting close to graduating from high school in Salt Lake City, Utah...

Anchors Aweigh – Part 2

Anchors Aweigh – Part 2

It had been some 18+ years since I had stepped aboard a ship as a crew member, so like Ishmael, of Moby Dick fame, I decided that I once again wanted to "... see the watery part of the world..."

As the World Turned in 1948…

As the World Turned in 1948…

Everyone's story has a beginning... My story begins in Vallejo, CA as the world turned in 1948, the year of my birth and the birth of Princess Elizabeth's son, Charles, too...

Duck and Cover!

Duck and Cover!

Thanks to the current White House occupant, the bomb-shelter business is booming... To quote a Chicago Tribune article: "We are back in the 1960s again"...

Half-Century Mark: 1967-2017

Half-Century Mark: 1967-2017

Fifty-years ago, as of this posting, I joined my classmates of Granite High School (SLC, UT) Class of 1967, and gathered up my diploma and headed out to conquer the world... To use a worn out phrase: '...it just seems like yesterday...'

My Era, My Music / Vol.2

My Era, My Music / Vol.2

The Beatles... The Turtles... Mamas & Papas... Dave Clark 5... The Beach Boys... The Doors... Just some of the musical groups from my 'era' of the 1960s who provided a soundtrack during my youthful days...